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The Light Of The Moon by Rhythm-Wily The Light Of The Moon by Rhythm-Wily
I didn't forget about this series! I promise! It's just on the back burner as well as when I'm in the mood. It was a true challenge taking on Sailor Moon as the next subject of my "Sailor Moon manga version" series. There are SO MANY conventions for Sailor Moon in her manga illustraions as well as special illustrations that it was a bit overwhelming to say the least. I'll point out one mistake in that the crescent moons on her gloves are upside down. Oops. I also chose to leave out the cape convention as I felt it more seemed to serve the purpose of the background drop rather than being much of a notable detail. The boots are manga exclisive, the hair beads (they appear in later seasons in the anime but not in season 1), her mask, the hairbun ornaments, the weird boomerand piece under her bow, her broach, her choaker, her gloves, the looseness of her skirt(it's more streamlined and not as flowy in the anime), and even her hair color! Yes, there are original illustrations that have her hair as white.

Drawing all these details nearly killed me. I'm glad they simplified the design in the anime version. Seriously, could you imagine having to animate all this stuff PLUS a cape? The good news is the most complicated one is done. Think I should stick to the inner scouts only for my series or go crazy and do the outer ones as well?


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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oh gosh, this reminds me of a song...

Arrgh, I'll remember it eventually.

Nice pic by the way!
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You might be thinking of this song->
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Ooh I am now!
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I wasn't thinking of this song when doing the title. Not that I don't like the song.>.>
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AtomicTiki Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
:D but it works, that's for sure
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MaroonChan Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
It turned out great! I love that you went with the manga look! The interesting thing with the white hair is in the colored illustrations she always has that in her princess form, and some of the earier artwork as Usagi. By the way I love how the hair came out.
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I tried to make the hair look less streamlined and more flowy like in the manga. It's really more of a blend of my style and hers. It's hard to tell but I used alight grety in shading her hair and made more effort to shake the white in her clothing since there's SO MUCH WHITE in the Sailor Moon manga version. I'm really enjoying doing the manga versions as well. I haven't seen too many of them as of late.
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MaroonChan Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Yeah I thought it looked very simiar to the manga style. =3

Yeah, very rare to see any fan art of this version, but I guess considering it was like the eariest version its not too surprising. Most people are most familiar with the anime version.
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
That and this was more of a special illustration and only a few of them had the boomerang thing for instance. The white haired Sailor Moon is a pretty uncommon one too. The main illustration I based it off of even had her with a CAPE! I also made the four gems on the choker and brooch different to go along with two different illustrations. Even the color order of blue,green,orange, and red don't follow the same order from illustration to illustration.
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MaroonChan Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Yeah I remember seeing one with a cape. I think I even saw one with her with a gun if I'm recalling right.
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Ah! I think I remember the one you're talking about!
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! I noticed Naoko gradually got rid of some of the more complicated details after upgrades. ^_^ With the mask and everything, she is quite a workout to draw. Did you know her editor told her not to make Usagi's hair white? It is a rather un-flighty haircolor... Usagi and Sephiroth with the same type of hair! XD
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I swear there's just about as many with Sailor Moon HOLDING the mask in her hand or throwing it up in the air as there are of her actually WEARING it. The thickness of it also seems to vary a bit from illustration to illustration. I never knew her editor told her not to make it white. Personally I like the call. Now in the anime her mother Queen Serenity still kept the white hair.
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It must've been hard for Takeuchi to cover up such beautiful faces. XD Hence the transparent disguises later on...
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I guess it's her love for sentai shows like Power Rangers that gives her the need for masks. Weird that Mercury and the others never get masks after this.
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have seen the rough draft images where they do? (Though Mercury technically does get a mask, her analytic visor)
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
True. I didn't get super serious on the manga Sailor Moon thing till after Mercury. I kept her multiple earrings but didn't do the visor or comlink sadly.
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